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revell/monogram 79 chevy pickup

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Hey guys just a few days ago i got the revell/monogram 79 chevy pickup kit and it is a step side. What i want to do with the kit is make a replica of a 78 GMC dually my dad used to have and what i need to know is, is the bed in the fleetside 79 chevy pickup kit a long box of a short box and is there a resin dually bed for that gen of GM truck? i can make my own with a long box fleetside bed and stepside fenders but resin would be much easier. Thanks

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If you're talking about the 1/24 scale version,Monogram made the GMC in a short wide bed. You could get that kit and lengthen the bed pretty easily if you're planning on making it a dually. Not too long ago, gray07 (Darin) had one up for trade on the ORM forum. He's here too,so PM him and see if he still has it.

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there was a guy on ebay selling a 4 door 78 79 body style. i tried to buy one cause it had a buy it now. but the guy never sent me my item or answered my emails about when item would ship. i think his user name was riv something.

if you find anything please post info. i would love to build a late 70's 4 door long bed dually.

or post pics of how you made your own bed if you go that way.

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This is the GMC kit I was referring to: http://cgi.ebay.com/Built-Model-Truck-Monogram-1-24-GMC-SPORT-PICK-UP-w-Box-/180638522639?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0ee51d0f

There was a resin 1/25 longbed for the '84 GMC floating around on ebay also. Be careful which one you buy. I saw one on a build on one forum that was awful! It was full of deep scratches and gouges. It looked like it had been sanded with 80 grit sandpaper,then cast.

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Adam, you could take the 1/24 "mad mudder" blazer (two actually :blink: ) and cut the quarters off to fashion the longbed...along with the stepside fenders as the others have said.

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i'm going to keep my eye out for some of those monster truck kits and i might also get one of the blazers to make a bed and for extra parts

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that GMC shortbed fleetside was done as a High Roller kit too, but both are hard to find and expensive when you do. the stepside as well as the monster trucks still seem to be relatively easy to find and still pretty affordable when you do, especially for a kitbashing project. even at that though, it's still going to be a somewhat expensive project just for the kits required to do it.

Yeah,I had the High Roller when I was a kid. It gets very expensive on ebay. For some reason though,you can get the stock version a lot cheaper. I would like to have one of those monster trucks to build a lifted 4X4 longbed. I'm gonna have to try to pick one of those up sometime.

edit: Adam if you get a monster truck,I have a spare set of stepside fenders from a Monogram kit when you need them. That'll save you from having to use the fenders from the kit you have.

Edited by plowboy

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Are yo guys sure that the Monogram monster truck Chevies are longbeds? I remember when those came out, and I recall that they were shortbeds just like the regular truck kits and the Ford monster truck the did at the same time. Most of the monster truck kits at the time were simply a lifted suspension and axles added to existing truck kits, I can't see Monogram tooling up a longbed just for a monster truck.

BTW, the Monogram Chevy pickup is a '76, '79 has a different grille and hood.

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Can you post a pic showing the differences? I just searched Ebay for the beds, they are identical to the shortbed in the GMC that I have.

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the monster trucks are long beds.

Dave,do you have one of these kits that you could post a photo of the long bed? I'm really interested in buying one of these kits just because it has the long bed,but I want to be sure it has one before I shell out the cash.

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I know exactly who you're talking about Dave and that guy is a joke IMO. He's always asking rediculous prices for kits. I guess if he doesn't sell them,he starts parting them out only to ask more rediculous prices. I'm kinda like longbox and doubt if they tooled up a longbed just for the monster truck. I wish we could find someone who knew for sure.

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Since we're on the topic of Chevy/GMC Fleetside beds, what's the deal with the ex-MPC (now AMT) Fleetside bed included in the Hardcastle & McCormick, Fall Guy, and recent '84 GMC 4x4 kits?

What the heck is that engraved right angle line running around the fuel filler door? :)

mpcGMCbed.jpg

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that engraved line was an effort to make the truck look like the Fall Guy TV truck and it didn't work. the Fall Guy truck was a long bed too, so that wonky engraving just made the short bed look even more weird in it's effort to replicate the 1:1.

Never knew that. :blink:

1fallguydoor.JPG

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Well, I guess somebody is already was making a 1/25 scale longbed conversion for the Fall Guy truck. :unsure:

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The monster truck beds are short beds. No long bed in that body style has ever been made in a 1/25 or 1/24 plastic kit. There was a resin caster in Germany (I forget the name, Scale something)that had a resin transkit to make a correct Fall Guy pickup in 1/25 and it includes a very nice long bed. There were a couple different casters here in the US that offered a long bed dually in that body style but it's 1/25 and is designed to be used with the Fall Guy kit to complete it.

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I found this guy through facebok, his name is Ron Andrews and he sells the beds for $7.95 each. They look to be very nice castings and you can also get a crew cab 79 chevy pickup from him that needs a donor kit, the long bed also goes with the crew cab.

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Are the beds 1/25 or 1/24? Please post pics if you get one or if you know where some pics are at?

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I found this guy through facebok, his name is Ron Andrews and he sells the beds for $7.95 each. They look to be very nice castings and you can also get a crew cab 79 chevy pickup from him that needs a donor kit, the long bed also goes with the crew cab.

Ron runs RMR Resin. I don't see the bed listed on this page, but at least it's available, and I do see the crew you mentioned listed:

http://www.freewebs.com/rmrresin/nf125.htm

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i think the bed may be a new thing, and i will try to get a pic

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Ron just said they were 1/25 so i guess that means there 1/25 lol

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Ron just said they were 1/25 so i guess that means there 1/25 lol

So, what your saying is, their 1/25. Not 1/24 but 1/25. Just above 1/24 but just below 1/26. But that would actually mean that they are 1/25, smaller than the 1/24 but a smooch bigger than 1/26, being that they're 1/25 and not 1/24 or 1/26.....but 1/25. right? :rolleyes:

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no i think there 1/25 lol

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heres the pic of the bed 200212_10150161786154052_537139051_8406480_6951534_n1.jpg

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Thanks for posting the pic, Adam. Looks pretty nice from what I can see. Much better than the 'molded' look the inside of the AMT '84 GMC bed has. :)

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